Information About AIWF San Diego 2015 Scholarships
for Study in 2016
The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is a national non-profit educational organization established in 1981 by the late Robert Mondavi, the late Julia Child, the late Richard Graff, and others to promote a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy. The AIWF is dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation, and quality of wine and food through fun educational experiences in support of its Days of Taste® and Scholarship programs.
The San Diego Chapter of AIWF awards scholarships for the pursuit of culinary arts, enology/viticulture, and beverage studies in full or part-time accredited continuing education programs. The scholarships typically range from $500 to $5,000, and the funds do not need to be repaid. All schools must be accredited and offer continuous relevant hands-on, in-person experience rather than online. Since the money for the scholarships is raised by the San Diego Chapter, scholarships are only awarded to people connected to San Diego by school, work, or recent involvement in food or wine in the area. The scholarship money may be used for study within or outside of San Diego County.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 28, 2015. You will be notified if a follow-up interview is requested. Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Celebrity Chef Dinner on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in conjunction with the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival.
The scholarship award is not transferable without the written permission of the Scholarship Committee, and permission may be denied at the discretion of the Committee.
The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the school the successful applicant will be attending. All applicants are responsible for supplying their contact information at the time they submit the application, and again, after they start school, including addresses, home and cell phone numbers and email addresses.
Successful applicants are also required to promptly supply the course work dollar amount along with the name, title, and mailing address of the person at the school to whom a check will be sent. The recipient must provide all contact information to the San Diego AIWF Treasurer for timely payment in 2016.
The San Diego Chapter expects feedback from scholarship winners about their achievements, experiences and future goals before graduation, and again, six months after the end of studies.
This application (click here) must be completely filled out, along with the statement, resume, and letters of recommendation in order to be considered. Please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Diego Chapter
2683 Via De La Valle #G230
Del Mar, CA 92014